Friday, May 9, 2014

Uranium mine consequences

Disadvantaged people everywhere are frequently the ones who are powerless to protect themselves from the ravages of mining, dams, toxic waste disposal, etc.
This is a cancer treatment center in one of the pueblo reservations we walked through. They told us they have been trying to get the uranium waste cleaned up for over 50 years, but infrequent and feeble efforts by our govt and the mining companies have been futile. Their water is contaminated and disease levels very high.

We had to fill our water tanks here which made us uneasy. They drink it all the time.

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